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. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really is who's helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her detractors are harsh saying 37-year-old jill kelly of tampa is nothing more than a name-dropping, social-climbing, bored socialite. in the course of only a few days two of the most powerful men in america have been surrounded by scandal because of action she has taken. sending shock waves all the way to the white house. >> well, i certainly think wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: first it was cia director david petraeus. and now it is general john allen, running the war in afghanistan. together, a devastating blow to a country at war. >> anything that takes your eye off the ball is a distraction. and it will have some effect. >> reporter: officials say it started early this summer when kelly received anonymous e-mails accusing her of flaunting a friendly relationship with military brass in tampa. she called the fbi, which traced those e-mails back to the computer of
-mails and she was in fact, a close friend named jill kelly. and that's her in this photo second from the right, standing right next to general petraeus, his wife, polly. we're told petraeus and kelly were not having an affair, but she did receive e-mails from paula broadwell the woman whom petraeus was involved. how this relates to our nation's safety is key for you to know and understand. let's bring in national security correspondent jennifer griffin joining us on the phone from d.c. and jennifer start there, national security and why it's important. >> well, it's very important and every time a story comes out these days from about this story, the benghazi story, we keep having to-- we keep finding out it's not the whole truth. what we've learned tonight, i've spoken to sources that are close to both the petraeus family and jill kelly's family and what i can confirm, jill kelly never worked for the state department, or for the joint special operations command or for com. she's a family friend as is her sister natalie of the petraeus family and what we can confirm that jill kelly received th
and jill kelly. i've been told by someone very close to general allen that he and his wife were friends with jill kelly and her husband and that absolutely there was no sex. the e-mails that you're talking about and documents and they say there are 20 or 30,000, this person very close to general allen said there were actually hundreds of actual e-mails and they came out with all the ccs to have all these documents. but there were things like hey general allen i saw you on tv today. and he would write back and say thanks, sweetheart, thanks dear. so they may have sounded flirty to someone just reading them but they insist they were just friends. i think general allen has been entanged in this. it's very bad timing. his e-mails were found on jill kelly's computer and of course she went to the fbi because she got those anonymous e-mails they traced to broadwell. general kelly, i mean general allen i'm so confused. general allen i am told al giet an anonymous e-mail that they traced to paula broadwell. he told jill kelly about that e-mail because he was so concerned because it painted jill
. >>> there are new questions this morning about the fbi agent who first took that initial complaint from jill kelly. we have learned the agent was barred from taking part in the case over the summer due to concerns he had become personally involved. he reached out to a member of congress when he thought the e-mail investigation was not moving quickly enough. >> could this get any messier? wow. >> thinking, yes. >>> defense secretary leon panetta made his comments about petraeus' decision to resign as the nation's top spot. according to panetta -- i think he took the right step and i think it's important when you're director of the cia with all the challenges that face youen that position that personal integrity comes first and foremost. >>> yeah, secretary of defense, leon panetta and the president agreed, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 2010. >> again, the tipp
a close friend named jill kelly. that is her second from the right standing right next to general petraeus' wife. they were not having an affair but she did receive e-mails from paula broadwell the woman with whom petraeus was involved. how all of this relates to our nation's safety is key for you to know and understand. let's bring in correspondent jennifer griffin joining us on the phone from washington, d.c. let's start there national security and why this is important. >> well, it is very important because we -- every time a story comes out these days from -- about this story the benghazi story we keep finding out it's not the whole truth. what we have learned tonight i have spoken to sources that are close to the petraeus family and the kelly family and what i can confirm is kelly never worked for the state department or face off which is the joint operation command or special operations management. he is a family friend as is her sister natalie of the petraeus family. what we can confirm is jill kelly received threatening e-mails that the fbi believed could have been an attempt to pl
of the petraeus family. what we can confirm is jill kelly received threatening e-mails that the fbi believed could have been an attempt to plaque mail david petraeus the head of the cia. they began to investigate and that is when they came across information about the affair with paula broadwell. we cannot confirm that paula broadwell sent his threatening e-mails to jill kelly the family friend of petraeus. there's no indication that jill kelly was having an affair with petraeus. the affair general petraeus admitted to was with paula broadwell and his biographer. what is interesting, what is not clear at this point is who wrote the threatening mails that started this chain of events and it may not according to sources we talked to close to both families it may not have been paula broadwell herself. it has been painted as a fight between two women over general petraeus. it's not clear whether that was what it was at all. >> that's really the problem, right, jennifer. if somehow or other someone gained access to either her e-mail or that of general petraeus, that is a compromise, that is not what yo
for inappropriate e-mails to the whistleblower in the case jill kelly. >> abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz, she's been tracking the story and has these late details. >> reporter: the secretary says on sunday the fbi referred the department of defense a matter involving general allen. apparently this involves communications, e-mails, with jill kelly. apparently there are 20,000 to 30,000 documents including e-mails between general allen and jill kelly. >> wow. now just six months aerks kelly was named honorary ambassador to central come marngsd jill kelly, for her volunteer work with the military. she has yet to comment on this latest development.volunteer wo military. she has yet to comment on this latest developmenfor her volunt military. she has yet to comment on this latest development.her voluntee military. she has yet to comment on this latest development.volunteer wo military. she has yet to comment on this latest developmenher volunteer military. she has yet to comment on this latest developmenfor her volunt military. she has yet to comment on this latest development.
of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation and ultimately forced petraeus to resign. the pentagon is reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents involved. allen, meanwhile, denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent nearly five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell, leaving early this morning with several boxes. this, after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. >> in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing this position of responsibility for the nation. >> reporter: the affair came to light over the summer, as part of an fbi investigation that began aft
unstable -- >> stephanie: yeah, she was scared for her life. so jill kelly has hired glory al -- >> oh really? >> stephanie: yeah all of that attorney privilege she probably would have clammed up on us anyway. there was a lot of booze there. >> booze and dope apparently. >> yeah. >> say it ain't so. >> the best thing to come out of this little pot scenario was when steph mentioned this to me and said maybe i'm high. and i'm like no you can't just have it and be high. >> stephanie: you can't get a contact high. >> no, not just by having it there. >> stephanie: oh, boy. so this is very interesting. because there was one other thing that jill kelly referred to pallially broodwell as this criminal. that they were bothering me and why are they picking on me instead of this criminal. so that was probably what she was referring to right? >> maybe the email language was making her criminal in some way? >> stephanie: yeah. >> it's just curious to me who these women are and -- don't woe have better things to do? aren't we at war? >> stephanie: they all sound inseparatable. and th
and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew him from having parties in florida. information was found about the petraeus broadwell affair.
inappropriate communication between allen and jill kelly. pentagon would not disclose what they say. now kelly is the woman who received the threatening e-mails from general david petraeus's mistress. the mistress also being investigated. fbi wants to determine whether paula broadwell is in possession of any sensitive information. investigators searched her home in florida this evening and theory moving documents and video. confiscated several bi bins of evidence. petraeus started an affair with broadwell when head of the cia. he resigned on friday. broadwell was im bedd with him in afghanistan while working on his biography. he claims any confidential information she obtained was no the from him and must have come from another commander. broadwell has agreed to cooperate fully with the fbi. now the fbi found out about the affair from jill kelly. here she is leaving her home in north carolina today. she contacted the fbi because pull a broadwell warned her to stay away from general petraeus threatening e-mails. knew him from having parties in florida. information was found about the p
was the other woman. and we're learning more about the background of tampa socialite, jill kelly. >> reporter: good morning. it has been days since the scandal started. new, it seems there's new twists every day. not just one, but two powerful men are enangtangled in all thi. the fbi and cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal today. as the search for answers continues, for the first time since news broke of her affair with general david petraeus, we see the woman at the center of it all, paula broadwell, eating and drinking behind the closed doors of her brother's home in washington, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight shines on the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and b
commander in afghanistan under investigation. we're going to show you, tampa socialite jill kelly on tuesday. it all started with her. there's so many questions about her claims. we're going to hear about her 911 call, where she asked for diplomatic protection. >> so much to talk about. >>> breaking, new details on the millionaire software titan at the target of a massive manhunt. our reporter tried to track him down at his home in belize. and the new phone call in which he's defending himself now. >> strange story there. >>> and here, have you seen this video? this woman made headlines for driving around a school bus when it stopped to pick up kids. now, she is forced to hold up this sign. and we'll talk about it this morning. >> punishment. >>> let's get right to our reporters working through the night to get the latest on that washington sex scandal, now going in so many directions. abc's senior foreign affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, starts us off. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. paula broadwell has surrounded herself with lawyers and has said nothing sinc
says the fbi uncovered between 20 and 30,000 pages of potentially between allen and jill kelly. the woman who triggered the petraeus probe after getting threatening e-mails from his mistress, paula broadwell. >> get this. "the wall street journal" reports the fbi agent who launched the petraeus investigation was removed from the case after it was discovered he sent a shirtless picture of himself to jill kelly. the agent who knew kelly sent the pictures before the investigation began. he was later removed from the investigation because supervisors were concerned the agent may have become obsessed with the case. >> and there's more. a team of fbi agents searching paula broadwell's home yesterday. eight to ten agents brought cardboard boxes and searched both levels of the house. the fbi confirmed agents were there but wouldn't say what they were looking for. >> obviously, a lot going on here. we have two reports. chris lawrence of the pentagon and brianna keeler in our washington bureau. let's start with chris. chris, we're talking about two high-level government officials in a sc
this benghazi issue. he was scheduled to testify on thursday. jill kelly was allegedly involved in e-mails. there is some question about the appropriateness or inappropriateness of the e-mails. now paula broadwell in the upper left is the biographer of former general petraeus and was also having an affair. and began sending parolely arasing e-mails to kelly. kelly called the fbi and asked them to investigate. one of the fbi agents become obsessed with jill kelly and sent her a shirtless picture of himself. he was later removed from the case because of his role in it. the president thinks highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. the president has hut on hold general allen's nominition pending the investigation of general allen's conduct. >> folks close to general allen have been telling nbc that allen did not have an affair with jill kelly. but nothing untoward or in appropriate wend on between allen and jill kelly. is in any quarterly from the camp about this testifying as a pry variety citizen? any controversy about that?
last night, jill kelly -- jill kelly is her name. jill kelly acknowledged she and her family have been friends with the petraeus family more than five years. >> top lawmakers are demanding answers about the fbi investigation into the e-mails that kelly got from petraeus' girlfriend. here's abc's larry jacobs. >> reporter: jill kelly, the woman who set off a chain reaction that forced resignation of david petraeus. officials say kelly, the wife of a tampa surgeon and a long-time supporter of the military was never romantically involved with petraeus more of a family friend to petraeus and his wife. sources say, kelly kidded the e-mail she received, a threat to her and petraeus as well. the fbi was contacted. there were initial concerns the cia director's secure e-mail had been hacked. >> the initial complaint was harassment. it possibly could have gone to e-mail hacking, but there was no substantive information that this had anything to do with national security. >> reporter: instead the disturbing e-mail was traced become to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell, and that led to the di
' biography and as it turns out, his mistress. they sent messages to this woman, jill kelly who worked as a social liaison at an air force base, and she also knows petraeus. the messages were not threatening but full of cat fight stuff like you parade around the base. you need to take it down a notch. those were the e-mail messages sent from paula broadwell to jill kelly. and jill kelly took those e-mails to the fbi and said i don't know who this person is and i don't want to keep getting them. the fbi learned that the e-mails were coming from broadwell, and they interviewed paula broadwell and general petraeus, and they admitted that they were having an affair with each other. they said that the affair went on after he left the military. if it went on during military duty he could be prosecuted in military courts. they also looked at whether broadwell leaked confidential information. she gave a speech in october and its getting particular attention because she suggested that the attacks on the libyan consulate were retaliation for the united states taking libyans hostage. >> i don't k
caught up in this? marine corps general john allen denies an extramarital affair with jill kelly, the florida socialite whose concern over threatening e-mails led to an investigation that revealed an affair between cia director david petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell. a pentagon official told reporters allen who commands the war in afghanistan is adamant he did nothing wrong. a senior official close to allen tells cnn of kelly there is no affair, she's a bored socialite. a u.s. official says there appears to be nothing criminal involved. but allen is now under investigation for what is called inappropriately flirtatious e-mails to kelly. >> secretary directed it be referred to inspector general of department of defense. >> the fbi found up to 35,000 pages of documents, some dating back two years during the investigation. according to a senior official close to allen, one message the afghan commander sent warned kelly she had been threatened. the official says allen had received an anonymous message, now believed to be from broadwell. the pentagon was called in because
-mails that he exchanged with the tampa temptress, jill kelly. she started the fbi investigation of petraeus in the first place. why are the military generals acting so much like politicians? well, we'll talk about that and all kinds of other issues but first, we get the latest. today's current news update, lisa ferguson's got it out in los angeles. good morning. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. as bill mentioned this petraeus story seems to be getting more complex by the minute. we'll give you more information here because we are continuing to learn more about this whole scandal involving now former c.i.a. director david petraeus and his extramarital affair with the author of his biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whol
for inappropriate communication with jill kelly. kelly is the petraeus family friend who claims she received threatening e-mails from petraeus's girlfriend. we have more on tonight's development. >> reporter: this investigation is getting really confusing, but what we do know is the fbi is working overtime. fbi agents were seen carrying away what appeared to be boxes of documents from charlotte, north carolina. broadwell consented to the search. dine finestein said she wants to know what david petraeus found out on a secret trip shortly before he resigned. >> we have asked to see the trip report. one person tells me he has read it and then they tell me it hasn't been done. that's unacceptable. >> we learned what was in the unanimous harrassing e-mail sent to jill kelly. she asked the fbi to look into where the disturbing letters were coming from. >> kelly is accused of improper socializing with generals in tampa. they also have witness to the comings and goings. >> kelly's brother says his sister is a victim. >> my sister is a mother. okay? she has three kids. she is extremely dedicated to t
in afghan stand is accused of, quote, inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she started the investigation. a senior official traveling with allen says his communications with kelly are under review. the official says general allen disputes engaging in any wrongdoing in the matter. the fbi referred the matter to the department of defense for investigation on sunday. early this morning secretary panetta directed that the defense department inspector general investigate. meanwhile, last night fbi agents went to the home of biographer paula broadwell, the woman government officials say petraeus acknowledged having an affair with. a senior law enforcement official says the search was consensual, not a raid. meanwhile, they said petraeus had hoped to survive the scandal but he was told to resign by james clapper. andrea mitchell broke the petraeus story. she has more on the e-mail and the growing demand for answers on capital hill. >> reporter: we learned what was in the anonymous harassing e-mails from jill kelly whose volunteer work for military families brought her and her
having accused of having th tonight tampa resident jill kelly an unpaid volunteer for the military received those e-mails. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> members of congress say this was a shock and someone who investigated petraeus affair compromised national security. >> a huge concern. huge concern. >> folks downtown still can't believe the well respected petraeus would have an affair. >> you are a public figure and you are representing the governmente more than yourself. >> petraeus resigned just before lawmakers were scheduled to question him this week about the september 11th terrorist attacks on the base in benghazi. >> i still get my stomach in a knot thinking about those people. no help. no answer to their calls. >> lawmakers say petraeus still may be called to testify. >> that still could happen at some point in time. >> some question if the affair was kept under wraps until after the election. >> the timing i think from our point of view was poor. it should have been done sooner. >> the white house says the president fi
friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus's biographer. a senior u.s. military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fundraising in tampa, is married, she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. the down fall started when kelly complained to the fbi that she was receiving intimidating e-mails from broadwell. law enforcement officers tell nbc news that those e-mails tloed the discovery of others between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boylen is petraeus's former spokesperson and served with him in iraq. he has spoken to petraeus twice this weekend, and says his former boss is remorseful. >> he said he had an excellent job and in his words, he screwed up, and he knows it. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official told nbc news that fbi agents interviewed general petraeus in late october, and concluded there was no control violation. members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president soone
official and close friend of david petraeus, 37-year-old jill kelly complained to fbi agents about being harassed by paula broadwell, david petraeus' biographer. a senior military official says jill kelly is involved in wounded warrior fund raising in tampa, is married. she and her husband are close petraeus family friends. officials say petraeus' downfall started when kelly was receiving harassing e-mails from broadwell. those e-mails led to the discover of mothers between general petraeus and broadwell and were indicative of an extramarital affair. steven boilen is petraeus' former spokesperson. he spoke to him twice this weekend. and said his former pass boss is remorseful. >> in his words, he screwed up. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official told nbc news, that they interviewed petraeus in october. members of congress are asking why the fbi did not inform them or the president sooner. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like, a lightning bolt. this is something that could have an affect on national security. i think we should have been told. there's a way to do it. >>
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